ICJR Debates: Mechanical vs. Kinematic Alignment
Achieving a well-balanced, well-aligned knee is one of the goals of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). How that goal is achieved is a matter of continuing debate among surgeons who perform TKA.
At ICJR’s 12th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course, 3 experienced surgeons – Thomas K. Fehring, MD; Frank R. Kolisek, MD; and Gwo-Chin Lee, MD – took up that debate, making the case for their preferred technique: gap balancing, measured resection, and kinematic alignment, respectively.
Click on the images below to watch their presentations. Who do you think had the most persuasive argument?
A Neutral Axis & Balanced Gaps in TKA
Thomas K. Fehring, MD
Tibia First & Measured Resection in TKA
Frank R. Kolisek, MD
Kinematic Alignment in TKA: A Paradigm Shift
Gwo-Chin Lee, MD